NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

November 19, 2013
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NEWNC Tables 5-story Building Request

Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Tom Tinlin told residents at last week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) monthly meeting that his department does investigate fraudulent handicap spots and placards and reports them to the proper authorities. The commissioner also addressed several parking issues including visitor’s parking, commercial parking, valet parking, signage and other related issues...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in the North End that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral...

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North End Committee Planning Beautification/holiday Event

November 19, 2013
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Members of the North End Beautification Committee are working with local shopkeepers to put together their annual tree planting event on Cross Street in conjunction with the North End Christmas Stroll. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Caffe Paradiso and a visit by Santa is also expected. The committee is hoping to...

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Statistics Show Less Crime in North End

November 19, 2013
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Part 1 crimes in the North End have continuously decreased over the past ten months according to a District A-1 Boston Police report. (listed below) Reportedly, District A-1 has the lowest Part 1 crime rate compared to other neighborhood Districts throughout the City of Boston. While not listed on the chart, loud noise parties...

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Community Needs to Prioritize Requests

North End/Waterfront residents, as well as the business community needs to put together a laundry list of what they want or expect to happen in the community over the next few years, a prioritized list at that. Like other neighborhoods throughout the City of Boston, everyone wants a piece of the pie and believe...

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Boloshin New Library Friends President

Friends of the North End Library have a new President, Susan Boloshin who is committed to providing bigger and better programs and activities for users of the 25 Parmenter Street location. Having local branches of Boston Public Libraries is an important educational tool, especially for students. They also offer many other programs, activities and...

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Obituaries 11-19-2013

Josephine Naples Lifelong Resident of Boston’s North End Josephine C. (Cesario) Naples, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died after a short illness at Epoch Nursing Center of Melrose on November 6. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Naples, who was born, raised and lived in the North End for her entire life,...

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More Trash

More Trash

Trash left out on North End streets is getting out of hand. Hanover Street on a Friday afternoon.

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7-11 Construction Site Shut down by ISD

November 12, 2013
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7-11 Construction Site Shut down by ISD

The City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for several violations shutdown the construction site of the new 7-11 at 342 Hanover Street. Construction is taking place at the former site of the White Hen Pantry, for the opening of a second 7-11 on Hanover Street which didn’t fit well with some residents that...

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New District A-1 Captain Reports North End Crime Down

November 12, 2013
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New District A-1 Captain Reports North End Crime Down

Inclement weather didn’t stop residents from finding their way to the Nazzaro Community Center for the District A-1 Boston Police Public Safety monthly meeting where updated 30-day Part 1 crimes were reported. Residents also had the opportunity to meet the new District Commanding Officer Captain James Hasson and to express opinions and make suggestions...

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Three Arrested, One for Assaulting a Police Officer

November 12, 2013
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Three non-North End residents were arrested last Saturday about 12:48am stemming from a loud noise party at 226 Hanover Street. Boston Police responded to the scene where the suspects were reportedly urinating, throwing beer and lit cigarettes from a fourth-floor fire escape. According to a District A-1 Police report, “On arrival, officers observed three...

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Chamber Guest Speakers/Community Events Scheduled

November 12, 2013
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Due to the Tuesday, November 5 City of Boston Municipal elections the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) will meet on Tuesday, December 3 at St. Leonard’s Hall on Prince Street. Besides regular Chamber business there will be two guest speakers. The implications of closing the Callahan Tunnel for extensive rehabilitation will be addressed...

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Councilor LaMattina Earned Another Two-year Term

The re-election of Boston District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is a victory for the North End/Waterfront community which is part of his district. Not many residents can disagree that the Councilor has done an admirable job representing the neighborhood on all fronts. Councilor LaMattina has always stepped to the plate and has...

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A New Political Era for the City of Boston

Now that the City of Boston Municipal elections are over and a new mayor and a new Boston City Council has been determined, it’s time to get to some real business. Many issues, concerns and other matters need to be addressed as soon as possible. First of all, the city needs to generate new...

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Obituaries 11-12-2013

Madeline Sutera Of Peabody, formerly of the North End Madeline R. (Capazzi) Sutera  of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Boston’s North End, died on November 7. She was 85 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, the daughter of the late Michael and Gins (Retrovato) Capizzi, Madeline and Sal moved in Revere in 1974...

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Food Day: Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean

Food Day: Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean

Chef Dana Love prepares a monkfish cheeks dish at the Dewey Square Market for dozens of guests today attended the “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean” event at the Dewey Square Farmer’s Market in celebration of Food Day. The event was hosted by the Boston Public Market and the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness...

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North End Town Hall Style Meeting Held

November 5, 2013
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North End Town Hall Style Meeting Held

Just before the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 to forge ahead three games to two, a North End Town Hall style meeting was held in the Nazzaro Community Center. In an attempt to more efficiently reach out to their constituents, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz co-hosted the neighborhood public meeting. The...

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No Overnight Trash on the Streets Petition Circulating

November 5, 2013
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About one year or so ago Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina publically suggested that household trash be placed out on the sidewalk between 6am and 9am for pickup after the time frame cutting hours of trash placed out by twelve hours thus preventing violations, debris on the streets and better rodent control. The Councilor...

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Salem Street Sidewalk Directional Markings Not Planned

November 5, 2013
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Based on information provided by several city and other agencies, there appears to be no current plans to replace the red markings that were once placed on Salem Street sidewalks, guiding tourists to the Old North Church and the Copps Hill Burial Grounds on Charter Street. Several members of the Salem Street business community...

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NEWRA Comments on Boston Garden Project

November 5, 2013
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As they usually do when it comes to major development projects, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association has sent a multi-page letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expressing their comments and point of view on the proposed Boston Garden Project, 80 Causeway Street related to the expanded project notification form. NEWRA welcomes redevelopment, historical...

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Senator Petruccelli/representative Michlewitz Hold Successful North End Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz held a North End Town Hall style public meeting in the Nazzaro Community Center. Both elected officials presented a complete update on current legislation including the Bottle Bill and Election Reform. Several other bills were also discussed and explained. However, a large part of the...

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Support FOCCP Fundraiser

Due to the initiative of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) numerous community events, activities and programs take place at the popular park each year. The Friends along with the City of Boston Parks Department also maintain the park that appears to be trash and debris free on a regular basis. In order...

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Captain Hasson District A-1 New Commanding Officer

Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The new captain will take over chairing the North End Public Safety monthly...

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Small Fry Basketball Underway

The Nazzaro Center’s Small Fry Basketball League, one of the most popular programs the center runs, is about to get underway for its 39th season!  A comprehensive basketball program for boys and girls as young as 4 up through high school, the league has three levels of play, all focusing on the teaching of...

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